Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your baby
  • Seems floppy or stiff.
  • Cries a lot.
  • Arches their back a lot.
  • Does not respond to sounds or smile.
  • Does not seem interested when you play with them.
  • Does not follow you with their eyes.
  • Has a very flat head shape
How PLAYing is learning
Opportunities to play with Jack at this age were brief, but very important. Play involved simple actions like letting him hold a finger, stroking his hands and arms, massaging and gently moving his hands and legs up and down when he was on his back.

Jack's daily care routines were opportunities to connect with him by sharing gaze and conversation, smiles and songs.

Babies and children learn about their world through play. Play stimulates their brains and is important for physical, mental and emotional development, thinking skills and creativity.